|May-09-03|| ||Boris: one of the best games of Anand's |
|May-09-03|| ||dinesh: chessgames.com, According to my CM8000 games library, white's last move was 31.0-0+ |
|Nov-19-04|| ||hongisto24: Castling checkmate!!? any other high profile games like this with such an outrage? |
|Nov-19-04|| ||percyblakeney: Even though 31.0-0+ is of course winning, it's actually not checkmate yet because of Nf3, but a couple of castling checkmates are Prins vs L Day, 1968 and Morphy vs A Morphy, 1854 |
|Mar-03-05|| ||PinkPanther: Not mate yet. After white's final move, it's mate in 9. |
|Sep-18-05|| ||ConfusedPatzer: He could have eased Svidler's pain and just moved the rook...|
|Feb-20-06|| ||thundershock2k: castling checkmate is sweet!
the only thing better is an en passant mate...know of any of those?
|Feb-20-06|| ||Kwesi: Another game that <could> have ended with castling checkmate - Edward Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1911|
|Apr-08-07|| ||dramas79: why not 25..Nxe6 for black. It looks dangerous with Qh8+ and all but still looks thta the black king can escape to the q side.|
|Apr-11-07|| ||JohnBoy: Two quick items:
(1) It seems that black can try 24...Rxd4 to pick up a couple of pawns for the X and get rid of an important attacking white piece.
(2) After the <dramas> suggestion 25...Nxe6, I'm pretty sure that 26.Qg7+ Kf7 27.Bh6 and Rf1+ (or 0-0+) will finish black. Someone want to check with an engine?
|Apr-11-07|| ||dramas79: Thanks <John boy> I guess you mean 26.Qh7+. However, after 27. Bh6, there are 2 issues. First, the N on e6 would protect g7 once. Thus, even if Anand wins the Bg7, it would be after another piece has been exchanged. Also, 27. Bh6 implies that the Bf1 would obstruct both 0-0 and Rf1+ and white would need an other move to get the B out of the way.|
|Apr-11-07|| ||dramas79: Yes, 24...Rxd4 appears better.|
|Apr-11-07|| ||Rook of chess: A STrange Game
|Sep-17-07|| ||acirce: Anand said the reason Svidler played on for so long was that he wanted to be part of a game where White wins with 0-0+.|
|Aug-05-08|| ||amr52: what an end!!!|
|Oct-11-08|| ||arsen387: Striking win by Anand. Black's mistake was 16..Bf5 which allowed whites to continue attack with tempo (18.g4). 16..Bg4 would be better.|
<dramas79: why not 25..Nxe6 for black> After 25..Nxe6 whites have 26.Bxc4!? (to clear the f1 square for R with tempo) bxc4 27.Qh7+ and some lines
1) 27..Kf8 leads to mate in any variation, e.g 28.Rf1+ Bf6 (28..Ke8 29.Qg8+ Bf8 30.Qxg6# or 29..Nf8 30.Rxf8 Bxf8 31.Qxg6#) 29.exf6 exf6 30.Rxf6+ Ke8 31.Qxg6+ and mate in several moves
2) 27..Kf7 28.Rf1+ Nf4 (the only move not to get mated immediately) 29.Rxf4+ Ke6 30.Qxg6+ Kd5 31.Qe4+ Ke6 32.d5+! Rxd5 33.Qf5#
seems like mate in any variation.
Cheers to Anand
|Sep-07-10|| ||Jim Bartle: White's 25th is quite a move. I wouldn't have considered it no matter how long I looked. |
The line if black takes the knight is great, with Bxc4.
The tiny little 27. Be2 is pretty amazing in such a position as well.
|Sep-07-10|| ||Eric Schiller: Of course you should look at it. Here is how I'd handle it with my students:|
1. Try Qh7 almost mate.
2.Reject it because of Nh7.
3. Now you work out Ne6 Nxe6 Qh7+ doesn't work but then look at Bxc4 so rook can come to f-file.
It isn't easy,but by looking at forcing moves you can find the path.
|Sep-07-10|| ||Jim Bartle: Of course I should look at it. But I'm afraid would not have, as I wouldn't have seen the line-opening Bxc4.|
|Mar-08-12|| ||Savarkar 22: Am surprised noone seems to consider Knight takes Bishop at g7 for white as 27th move....it threatens Qh8+ aftr which things cud get real ugly for Black|
|Mar-08-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: 27. Nxg7 Nf3|
|Jan-27-13|| ||plang: A month earlier at Wijk-aan-Zee Kasparov had won a brilliancy against Svidler with 10 e6; Anand played the equally sharp 10 h4, in part, to avoid an improvement on the previous game by Svidler. For some reason the alternative 12..Nf6 is hardly mentioned in any of the literature that I have though it looks like it provides the king with more cover. 16..Bf5 was new; 16..Bg4 had been played previously. Anand, with 17 Ng5!, avoided 17 Be2 which would have transposed into Lputian-I.Sokolov Sarajevo 1998 which was won by White but where an improvement by Svidler may have been prepared. Anand does not criticize 17..Rf6 but does suggest the alternative 17..Nd4 18 Nxf7..Kxf7 19 Rc1..e5 20 g4..Be6 21 Bg2..Ra7 with sufficient compensation for the exchange. 20 Nxf6+?!..exf 21 Nf3..Qd7 would have blunted White's attack and given Black very good play for the exchange. 20..Rd6? was the losing move; Svidler recommended 20..Qd7 (with the idea of 21 f3?..Rxf3) with an unclear position. 21..Nxd4 would have lost to 22 Bxd4..Bxe4 23 Bxg7 (23 Qh2 wins as well).. Rxd2 24 Be5. Svidler could have tried 22..Nxd4 but after 23 Bxd4..Rxd4 24 Qf2!..Qf8 25 Qh4..Qf6 26 Be2 White would have been winning. After 29..bxc? Svidler lost immediately; after the stronger 29..Nf7 30 Bd2..Kxf7 31 Bc4 the game would have continued: Kavalek gave 31..e6 (not 31..Rc8? 32 Qh6+!..Nxh6 33 Bxh6+..Kf6 34 0-0+..Qf5 35 g5#) 32 Bh6+..Kg8 33 Bxf8..b3+ 34 Kf1..Kxf8 35 Bxe6..Re7 36 d5 and White should win.|